In a brilliant and wide-ranging talk, journalist-prophet Chris Hedges discusses the pacification of the exploited citizenry by the corporate media ... the fraud at the heart of the national economy ... Wall Street's destruction of the U.S.'s manufacturing sector ... "Brand Obama" ... the perfidy of Obama and of other "courtiers" to the real power ... the failure of the Left to challenge Obama's Bush-ist policies ... and the funeral of Michael Jackson. Our best hope, Hedges concludes, is a revival in the U.S. of Democratic Socialism.
Hedges spoke in Winnipeg, Alberta, Canada, on October 14, 2009. Original recording courtesy of Ethan Osland and Black Mask Winnipeg. I have edited Hedges' 50-minute talk to fit this half-hour radio program. The uncut original recording is available from radio4all.net: http://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/download/36777/41994/58786/?url=http://email@example.com/4038-1-hedgestalk.mp3
Music added: Leonard Cohen, "Democracy"
New World Notes previously broadcast this installment (as #115) in May 2010
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